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SIDEKICKS TOPPLE UNBEATEN SHIPYARD

PRESS RELEASE – The Sidekicks FC toppled the previously undefeated Guam Shipyard Women’s 6-2 in Week 5 of the Bud Light Women’s Futsal League Sunday afternoon at the Guam Sports Complex gym.

Ariya Cruz and Elisha Benavente both scored twice in the win and teammates Taylor Salas and Adrianna Cruz-Aguon also added to the Sidekicks’ goal haul. Shyann Roberto scored both goals for Guam Shipyard.

Shipyard’s loss created a three-way tie for first place in league standings based on points with only two weeks left in the regular season. With three teams in a tie for first place with a 4-1 win-loss record, Quality Distributors FC moves up to first place based on a goal difference of +45, followed by Shipyard with a goal difference of +28, and Bank of Guam Lady Strykers with a goal difference of +21.

The Sidekicks FC will have another chance to topple a league leader in Week 6 play, taking on Quality Distributors at 5 p.m. Aug. 8. In Week 5, Quality increased its goal difference in competition with an 18-2 win over the Metro Pacific Inc. Islanders.

Caylani Estoy led all scorers with a double hat trick and teammate Franshay Shippey scored four. Annie Jones recorded a hat trick and teammate Yae Kawauchi scored twice. Victoria Rapadas, Hannah Tyquiengco and Randi-Jo Paulino each contributed a goal in the win. Erlissa Delfin and Isabella Bass scored for the Islanders.

Estoy’s double-hat trick performance puts her at second place in the Golden Boot race with 18 for the season, trailing race leader Colleen Naden of Guam Shipyard by just one goal. Kawauchi is in third with 16 goals for the season.

Guam Shipyard Women’s next plays against defending champion Heavy Hitters/Nutrition Mission Southern Heat, 2-1 winners over Team Mosa’s in Week 5. Samantha Fegurgur scored both goals in the Heat’s win and Demi-Rae Shimizu scored for Mosa’s.

In Week 5’s other match, the Bank of Guam Lady Strykers defeated the Southern Cobras 12-2. Jordan Baden led all scorers with four and teammates Maggie Phillips, Sabrina Kenney, and Richelle Ragadio each scored twice in the win. Koharu Minato and Christina Duenas also scored for the Strykers. Analea Meno scored both goals for the Cobras.

With the win, Southern Heat (3-2) stays at fourth place in league standings ahead of the Sidekicks (3-2) based on head-to-head competition. On Jul. 11, the Heat defeated the Sidekicks 8-1.

The league’s schedule of matches and statistics are available online at https://guamfa.com/gfa-programs/all-leagues/womens/futsal/schedules-and-results/

Haagen Dazs and the Orange Crushers FC play in a Week 6 match of the Budweiser Futsal League at the Guam Sports Complex gym in Harmon Friday evening. The Orange Crushers won 8-5. Photo by Samantha Bautista/GFA

Budweiser Futsal League

Guam Shipyard remains at the top in Budweiser Futsal League standings following an 8-4 win over Quality Distributors in Week 6 play Friday evening at the Guam Sports Complex gym.

Ashton Surber and Damien Khoo each scored twice in the win and teammates Keith Surber and Jan Flores also scored. Shipyard’s other two goals came on Quality own goals. Manuel Morales scored twice for Quality and teammates James Bush and Aleksei Ruschkovski also scored.

In other Friday evening matches, the Islanders FC handed the NAPA Rovers FC its first loss of the season with a 4-3 edge. Inochi Recella, Josiah Duenas, Justin Cruz, and Noah Duenas each scored in the Islanders’ win. Devan Mendiola, Mark Chargualaf, and Micah Hennegan scored for the Rovers.

The Orange Crushers picked up their first win of the season with an 8-5 victory over Haagen Dazs. Joseph Kim led all scorers with a hat trick for the Crushers and teammate Dietrich Weathington scored twice. Joseph Paul Capulong, Leeray Zapatos, and Felix-Dan Fontanilla also scored for the Crushers. Woo Joon Han scored twice for Haagen Dazs and teammates Tristan Hunt, Giovanni Manglona, and David John Cruz also scored.

In Sunday afternoon matches, the Sidekicks FC defeated the Friars Football Club 8-4 with two goals from Jeremy Copple and one each from Michael Rosario, Adam Rivera, Napu Mesa, Derrick Cruz, and Kristian Cruz. The Sidekicks’ other goal came on a Friars own goal. Daniel Glasscock finished with a hat trick for the Friars and teammate Gavin Baker also scored.

The Bank of Guam Strykers defeated the Wings FC 9-5 with a hat trick from Morgan McKenna and two from Joseph Connelley. Jason Cunliffe, Shane Healy, and Marcus Lopez also scored in the win. The Strykers’ other goal came on a Wings own goal. Kyle Halehale finished with a hat trick for the Wings and teammates F.J. Chargualaf and Scott Spindel also scored.

Ashton Surber stays on top of the Golden Boot race with 16 goals for the season followed by Scott Spindel at 15 goals. The Bank of Guam Strykers’ Isiah Lagutang is third with 11 goals.

The league’s schedule of matches and statistics is available online at https://guamfa.com/gfa-programs/all-leagues/mens/futsal/schedules-and-results/

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